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Definition of "comfrey" [com•frey]

  • Any of various hairy perennial Eurasian herbs of the genus Symphytum, especially S. officinale, having variously colored flowers in coiled cymes and long used in herbal medicine. Also called healing herb. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "comfrey" in a sentence
  • ""It has come to the attention of the department of health that a herbal plant called comfrey is still being offered to the public as herbal tea or as an ingredient in foodstuffs, five years after the sale of this substance was banned," the health ministry said in a statement."
  • "The health department warned consumers on Tuesday against a herbal tea made of a plant called comfrey which can cause cancer or chronic liver disorders."
  • "Currently growing in her garden are fava beans, swiss chard, collard greens, basil, mint and comfrey."